Hands Holding Volunteer

Volunteers are an integral and valued part of our team at Carefor Hospice Cornwall.

We offer specialized training in all areas.  All volunteers are required to have a valid police check on file to work within our organization. They also must take part in a Palliative Care Course, given by a registered health care professional. This course covers all aspects of end-of-life care and how it pertains to volunteering at Hospice.

We have teams of volunteers who assist in many ways:

  • Front Desk Reception
  • Housekeeping
  • Music Therapy
  • Bereavement
  • Kitchen Volunteer
  • Baking
  • Gardening
  • Nurse’s Assistant (non-medical)
  • Palliative Day Program
  • Volunteer Visiting
  • Fundraising

If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer & Community Supervisor, Kristan Poirier, at 613-938-2763 ext. 4140. You may also visit Hospice Cornwall at 1507 Second Street West in Cornwall to receive a copy of the Volunteer Application Form.

We look forward to welcoming you to our team!

    Your Contact Information

    First Name (required):

    Last Name (required):

    Street Address (required):
    City (required):
    Province (required):
    Postal Code (required):
    Primary Telephone Number (required):
    Alternate Telephone Number:
    Email (required):
    What language(s) do you speak? Choose as many that apply (required):
    EnglishFrenchItalianSpanishPolishHindi/UrduArabicPortugueseJapaneseMandarinRussianASL (American Sign Language)

    Your Volunteering Experience

    Are you presently volunteering at another organization?
    If yes, where?:
    Please describe any past volunteer work you may have done and where:

    Please tell us why you would like to volunteer at Hospice :

    Have you ever been with someone at the time of their death?: YesNo
    If yes, please describe your experience:

    Have you ever provided care to anyone who was dying?: YesNo
    If yes, please describe:
    Have you taken the Palliative Care Course through Carefor or a different agency? YesNo
    If yes, please attach a scan of your certificate:


    ~ please check all that apply
    Morning (9am to 1pm)
    Afternoon (1pm to 4pm)
    Evening (5pm to 9pm)

    Areas of Interest

    ~ please check all that apply
    Reception/GreeterKitchenBakingNurse's Helper (non-medical)Palliative Day ProgramGardeningHousekeepingRespite Visiting/SittingBereavement Drop In Social TeaTransportationMailingsOther
    If "other", please describe:


    Please list 2 personal references (excluding family members)
    Reference 1
    Full Name:



    Reference 2



    We require you to get a vulnerable sector police check (valid within the last 6 months).
    Have you ever been convicted of a felony (required): YesNo
    If yes, please explain:

    By checking this box and submitting this form, you affix your electronic signature and certify that this application was completed by the person applying for a volunteer position at and that all information entered on it is true and completed to the best of your knowledge. You also authorize Hospice Cornwall to check the references that you have provided.